1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1/4 cup simple syrup, or more as needed*
4 thin slices cucumber
1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise
Ice, for serving
Salt for glass rims, optional
MIX together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber and jalapeno in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour. The longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink.
SERVE over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired
* Simple syrup may be purchased or made, using equal parts water and sugar. Boil water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Cool.
Food Pantry needs
Covenant House Food Pantry and Manna Meal are in need of macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce and noodles, cornbread mix, eggs, cooking oil, canned tuna, canned beans, pancake mix and syrup, and toilet paper.
The Drop-In-Center at Covenant House is out of many items, including shampoo (full and travel size), deodorant, body soap, diapers (all sizes), razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
It also needs socks, underwear, sewing kits (travel size), Rubik's Cubes, Legos, knitting needles and yarn, crochet hooks and yarn, sewing thread, needles and fabric.
Drop off items at Manna Meal, 1105 Quarrier St., from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. any day, or at the Food Pantry, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Covenant House, 600 Shrewsbury St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.